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MercoPress (VE) | Venezuela

According to Maduro, extreme poverty in Venezuela reaches 4%; experts place it at 79.3%

After greeting his cabinet, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday “we are back” to the legislative body that he did not attend in 4 years, a period in which the opposition-controlled the National Assembly. In a special session of a parliament now controlled by chavismo, Maduro...


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MercoPress (AR) | Argentina

Covid-19 vaccines: “where's the universal brotherhood” ask Mexican and Argentine presidents

REUTERS – The presidents of Mexico and Argentina on Tuesday pressed the UN and the world's richest countries to improve poorer nations' access to Covid-19 vaccines, arguing efforts are grossly inadequate so far.


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Andina | Peru

Peru: Gov't focused on negotiating purchase of COVID-19 vaccines to cover population

"The Executive Branch seeks to ensure the availability of vaccines for all Peruvians residing in the country," Bermudez told the press after the handover ceremony of goods donated by the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games Special Legacy Project to the National Family Welfare...


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MercoPress (PY) | Paraguay

“Why all the fuss about Malvinas and not a word on Formosa which Argentina should return to Paraguay?”

“Why all the fuss about the Malvinas, all the indoctrination which starts at school claiming the Islands, and not a word about the province of Formosa which should be returned to Paraguay and we took as spoils of the Triple War in 1870?”, asks Argentine writer Federico Jeanmaire, a well-known...


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Stabroek News | Guyana

Gauging impacts of the 2020 crisis on the oil-producing companies

Introduction Today’s column shifts focus from determining direct impacts on oil production, price, government revenue and their consequential effects on


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Kaieteur News | Guyana

Government blocked oil companies from consulting with Opposition – Patterson claims

Kaieteur News – When the A Partnership For National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition held office, it allowed the then Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) to en…


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Telam | Argentina

Vaca Narvaja: "La coordinación con China fue clave para mantener la robustez del sistema sanitario"

"El avance de China no sólo se da en nuestra región, es un fenómeno global", dijo el embajador.


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Ecuador Times | Ecuador

Judge dictates preventive detention against three of the 4 detainees in the Isspol case

After four hours of hearing , a judge handed down prison preventive against three of the four trial in the case ISSPOL .


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Kaieteur News | Guyana

City Council loses bid to impose 400% retroactive tax interest on Houston Estates

Kaieteur News – The High Court has quashed a decision by the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown (M&CC) to impose interest retroactively at 21 percent on Houston Estates. The …


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MercoPress (CL) | Chile

Johnny rooks threatened in Argentine islands by deer and goats

Argentine scientists from the Austral Scientific Research Center (CADIC) in Ushuaia announced they have revealed the subsistence mystery of the striated Caracara prey bird, 'carancho austral', in the Isla de los Estados (*), during the winter months, which remained unknown until now.


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MercoPress (FK) | Falkland Islands

Covid-19 “clean” and £210 travel test package for Falklands' travellers flying to England

The Falkland Islands government has informed of the new requirements for people travelling to England. In effect, as part of its response to Covid-19, the UK government has announced new testing requirements for people travelling to England from outside the Common Travel Area.


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Today Venezuela | Venezuela

Incredible: Venezuela returns to wood stoves due to lack of gas

TODAY VENEZUELA – The wood stove that Jesús Cova and his wife Luisa Cortez used to make soups on weekends with friends is now the only thing they have to cook due to the lack of cooking gas, …


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MercoPress (CL) | Chile

Magallanes Region salmon farmers agree on an Ethics Code, first in Chile

An Ethics Code to guide Chilean fish farms was announced and apparently accepted by the industry, the Salmon Breeders of Magallanes Region Association said in a release.


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Andina | Peru

Peru: Coronavirus cases total 1,316,363; 1,218,409 have been discharged

6,172,733 samples tested negative for COVID-19 —out of a total of 7,489,096.


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MercoPress (UY) | Uruguay

Uruguay, one the very few “full democracies” in the world, The Economist

Uruguay leads as one of four full democracies in the Americas, according to the Democracy Index 2020, published by The Economist. Uruguay scored 8,61 points out of a possible 10 and ranked fifteenth at world level, while the other 'full' democracies in the region are Costa Rica, 8,16; Chile,...


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Ecuador Times | Ecuador

The peninsular banana of the MP1 variety is sold at Walmart in the United States

For about six weeks, the supermarkets of the Walmart de la Florida chain , on the east coast of the United States, have been selling bananas grown in the province of Santa Elena.


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MercoPress (BR) | Brazil

Brazil reaffirms electricity provider Electobras privatization, except for nuclear plants and Itaipu dam

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro went to Congress to deliver a provisional measure associated with his government’s plans to privatize state-run electricity provider Eletrobras.


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MercoPress (AR) | Argentina

Pope Francis expects to die in Rome, “I will not return to Argentina”

Pope Francis expects to die in Rome, still the Catholic pontiff, without returning to spend his final days in his native Argentina, according to a new book titled The Health Of Popes.


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MercoPress (BR) | Brazil

Bolsonaro argues state controlled companies should fulfill a social function

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that the country’s state-controlled companies should fulfill a social function and any different understanding by their chief executives was unacceptable.


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MercoPress (VE) | Venezuela

Police/gang warfare leaves some 25 people killed in Venezuela

Some 25 people died over the weekend in a clash between police and gangs in Venezuela's capital Caracas, according to news reports and human rights activists, as the government faces international scrutiny for killings by security forces.



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